Eco-friendly Bags are available since long in the markets. However, the use of such bags has been quite low owing to the low emotional value of the bags. for this reason tote bag with guitar graphic has been designed. This serves the dual purpose- one that of use of eco-friendly bags and the other, that of the bag being popular amongst youth and fun to carry.
Submitted by Neel Shah
The pedestrians do not respect the red light of the semaphore in the corners. Nobody pays attention to the little man who indicates us to stop and wait. Maybe he should do something more than simply be standing there. Can we give to people an entertaining way of waiting before crossing in a right form? Yes! With the red dancer man nobody will want to miss the show. A led display shows his movements, accompanied with the rhythm of a cheerful music that comes out from small incorporated speakers.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
BAD BEHAVIOR: Toys cluttering the house and no one picking up toys. HOW TO CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR IN A FUN AND ENTERTAINING WAY: A device similar to a wastebasket would be placed on top of the toy box or toy storage container. This device would have a simple counter that counts the number of toys per second or minute that were put into the container. As the number increases the device will get louder and louder with bells and whistles to encourage the children to put away the toys.
Choose the bike instead of the car, earn points and you can be famous (by being shown on the internet or on a special post), you can beat your friends, you can realize how much you get along on the bike and how healthy it is.
Submitted by Mateusz Szymanowski
PROBLEM: The majority of Junior High students and High School students too, hate that sometimes you forget your combination or maybe your lock doesn’t work very well and gets stuck all times. Well is time for that to stop. We deserve to have fun when we want to open our locks
The problem is that many people like to pollute the air by using cars. I will make the walk atlon you will have to run or walk and it depends on how many miles you walk because they will give you money if you walk a lot will get more money. Submitted by Karla Gasca.
To encourage people to walk more we need to develop comfortable joggers. As people nowadays are very much interested in i-pods these days what we need to do is develop joggers with musical players in them . THE PLAYER WILL ONLY WORK WHEN WHEN ONE IS WALKING WEARING THOSE JOGGERS and music would stop after couple of seconds as you stop. You can have a wide range of songs in your player. As you walk the battery/batteries of musical player would get charged so you need not to worry for that. You can control the play list, volume and other features using a pocket size remote control.
Daphne, the funny Waste Paper Bin will help us!
When we think about recycling, waste paper recycling is perhaps one of the first areas that springs to mind as many of us have been doing this for many years.
Waste paper recycling covers a wide variety of different types of paper. We can recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, holiday brochures, catalogues and white directories (e.g. phone books).
Can we get more people to throw waste paper into the funny bin?
Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.
Problem tackled: Reducing the cigarette litter in front of public places.
Solution: Make it fun to stub out a cigarette in an ashtray. On the tray is mounted a video screen equiped with some kind of heat sensing. The cigarette butt is used on the screen as a paint brush. The color of the "trait" depends on the heat sensed. The color degrades in time creating a dynamic painting that evolves continuously.
Submitted by Nils Oj
The Beggar Robot has access to areas normally off-limits to beggars, where the richer members of society more often frequent. The hypothesis is that this part of society is only able to show some sympathy towards the marginalized if they communicate from a safe distance and via a technological interface. The project tests and exploits the advantages of robotic interface by bringing the Beggar Robot to public spaces in different countries.
Submitted by Sedlacek Saso
How many time shave you left the room without turning off the light? A simple solutuon could be a light switch with a sensor that detects when you are about to leave the room, and begins to sing a little tune. This reminds you to turn off the light and you do so by singing the same tune back.
Submitted by Matija Jasarov
How to make vacuum cleaning fun?
Everyone loves karaoke, SingStar and other fun singing games.
The Sing'n'Clean gadget for your vacuum cleaner is a game, where you can sing karaoke and score points while you are cleaning. The lyrics display is placed on the "head" of the vacuum cleaner, for you to read and sing them while focusing on cleaning.
A censor is registrating the ammount of dirt you collect and how well you clean the house. Points for cleaning and points for singing are added up, so you get a final Sing'n'Clean score.
To encourage people to recycle, recycling machines need to serve more than their actual function. The Better day recycling machine rewards the user by telling him different kinds of information regarding the amount of recycling done. In Canada, you get back a deposit while returning empty bottles (plastic or glass). While having the cash back through a receipt, the Better day recycling machine speaks out a sentence and prints it out as the usual receipt gets out. From 1 to 5 bottles the user gets a message to brighten his day (You are a wonderful person).
1. This Fun Reversible Vending Machine looks like a regular RVM but with a computer screen and keyboards.
2. It operates like a game / social networking site, where users gets money in return for putting in recycled products and for correctly answering questions.
3. The questions are based on data from previous users, who when “playing” must; 1. put in a recycled product, 2. provide answer to a very basic fun facts question about oneself (like favorite color), and 3. correctly answer the fun fact question of the previous user.
Instead of putting chewing gum here and there people can be encouraged to stick it within a certain pattern on the walls to create graffiti, mural or any other kind of wall art. Someone needs to start the process by perhaps drawing an outline on the wall and sticking the first few pieces. People will stick chewing gum of different shapes, sizes and colors creating exciting and unpredictable results. People can ignore the outlines also to create an evolving art form, growing and changing with every new contributor. Submitted by Prithu Paul